Updates on CORE’s Summer of Learning

Refugees learning about money management during a cultural orientation class

This summer, CORE is offering Cultural Orientation providers a variety of capacity building and training opportunities. In June, CORE launched a new online lesson, Delivering Interactive One-on-One Cultural Orientation. Watch the video above featuring some of the course content. As a follow up to this online lesson, CORE also kicked off its first virtual practicum on the […]

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Digitize the Wait: New Video and Audio Playlists for Resettlement Office Waiting Rooms

Digitize Wait

Waiting rooms aren’t just for waiting. The spaces can be overlooked, but can potentially serve as an educational touch point for refugees. One way to take advantage of client wait time at your organization’s office is by emphasizing key messages about life in the United States. CORE has videos and podcasts translated in multiple languages […]

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5 Tips to Make Your Hygiene Lessons Shine

Bars of soap

Discussing hygiene norms with refugees arriving to the United States is a vital, but sometimes difficult task. In April, CORE hosted a webinar to highlight best practices on educating refugees about hygiene during Cultural Orientation. This was part of a new set of resources, including a podcast, fact sheet, and supplemental hygiene lesson plan created […]

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New Refugee Resource: Download or Listen to ‘Hygiene in the United States’

A person washing their hands with soap and water

As a follow to the “Navigating Challenging Cultural Orientation Conversations” webinar in December, CORE created Hygiene in the United States. Available as a fact sheet and podcast, this resource reviews hygiene practices in the United States, including personal hygiene and maintaining the home. This resource can be found on the CORE Resettlement Navigator website in multiple languages. […]

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Digital Awareness Resources Now Available

The Milas family looks at resources on a cell phone

Digital technology is an important component of daily life in the United States, and increasingly, an influential part of the resettlement process, from applying for jobs to managing finances to accessing public benefits. In response to the growing use of digital technology, CORE has developed a supplemental lesson plan that addresses cultivating awareness and digital […]

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New Language: CORE’s Refugee-Facing Resources Available in Dari

Digital Resources for refugees

CORE recently completed Dari translations on CORE’s Resettlement Navigator website and CORE’s Settle In mobile app to increase their accessibility to Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) holders and their families. Both digital channels are particularly beneficial to SIVs who are not able to receive pre-departure Cultural Orientation. CORE’s Resettlement Navigator contains ample CO information to aid in the resettlement process. Each CO topic […]

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New Promising Practice: Gender-Segregated Cultural Orientation Sessions

Refugee at a CO class

CORE is continuing its “Effective Practice Series” with the release of a second document, examining the practice of gender-segregated Cultural Orientation sessions. “Promising Practice: Delivering Gender-Segregated Cultural Orientation Sessions” identifies the steps for implementing this practice, along with stories from the field and tips for implementation. These types of sessions allow providers to address common […]

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CORE’s Refugee-Facing Resources now available in Kinyarwanda, Swahili

The Core app screenshots

Language barriers during resettlement can frustrate refugees and service providers alike. CORE’s refugee-facing resources are designed to ease communication with refugees by providing preliminary USRAP and Cultural Orientation knowledge in their own languages. Available on CORE’s Resettlement Navigator website, CORE’s fact sheets, videos, and podcasts are now available in Kinyarwanda and Swahili, in addition to English and […]

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Additional Money Management Resources Available

money management graphs

During the initial resettlement period, refugees will need to make many choices about money management in order to ensure not only self-sufficiency, but long-term financial success in the United States. To guide refugees and assist the staff who work with them, CORE has developed a new set of resources on Money Management in the U.S. The […]

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Supporting Your Child in School Resources

Refugee family bringing their child to school

While the United States has much to offer in terms of educational opportunities, navigating the system can be challenging for refugee families arriving to the United States with school-aged children. To help CO providers and other staff working in refugee resettlement better respond to this need, CORE has developed a supplemental lesson plan and video on […]

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